Why it takes me ages to do stuff

I thought I would do a re-post for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. This week is Domesticated Birds

Also for Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Again

I often go outside to do things around the house such as splitting firewood, or a bit of gardening, work on the car for instance. Sometimes I get asked “Where have you been? You’ve been gone for ages and lunch/dinner is ready.” Or “What has taken you so long? You were just going to split a wheelbarrow of firewood.”

Well, you see I have some helpers. Oh, so you have helpers I hear you say. So it shouldn’t take you very long to do stuff if there are helpers!!!

My helpers are always there whenever I go outside, ready to be with me to see what they can do to make my jobs a lot easier. Yes, everywhere I go they always tag along to make sure I do a good job.

This is how they help in the garden.
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Just so you know I had put a small plant in the garden right there.
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“Did you say something?” she said.
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At the chopping block. I am always telling them to watch out as a block of wood flies off the block.
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“Hey. Got any white ants or bugs up here?” If I stop to get another block to split, there is always a chook up there!
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Now you would think that working on the car, compressor going, the sound of air tools and perhaps a bit of language from me, would be not the place to be wouldn’t you?
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“I think I’ll settle in here for a while.”
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I love my chooks and don’t really mind with their “help”……most of the time.

Joey – the final update

In January, I wrote about a little Red-necked Wallaby, One day I’ll jump for joy

This is a story in pictures of the little Joeys growth since we first saw him. I am guessing a him but I don’t really have any idea if the Joey is female or male.
Still not much hair but hanging out of the pouch a bit morered necked wallaby_joey01_garden_durranbah
The pink skin is slowly being covered. Same hang about attitude though.red necked wallaby_joey02_garden_durranbah
Getting bigger and bolderred necked wallaby_joey03_garden_durranbah
More fur and still likes to hang aboutred necked wallaby_joey04_garden_durranbah
Almost completely covered in fur and is curious about the ground and food.red necked wallaby_joey05_garden_durranbah
and just like that, out of the pouchred necked wallaby_joey06_garden_durranbah
Still likes to hang close to Mum. Sometimes has a bit of a play. Jumping up at Mum’s head   or grabbing on to her neck.red necked wallaby_joey07_garden_durranbah
Learning how to scratch that itch with those huge feet.red necked wallaby_joey08_garden_durranbah
and with that it’s time to follow Mum into the bushred necked wallaby_joey09_garden_durranbah

This morning I thought I would get a video of Joey in the garden. This is taken through the kitchen window. My video skills need improving and I tried to use an editing suite but failed. The Wallaby in the foreground isn’t Joeys Mum. Joeys Mum is behind the Grevillea. Enjoy a very fast wallaby zooming around the garden

The King Parrots snack spot

The Weekly Prompts Challenge: Bird Feeders

As the drought had set back the trees and the birds were coming into the garden, I thought I would set up a feeder with large parrot and wild bird food. I don’t normally advocate feeding of birds. I was only placing seed in there every few days. After the fire I made sure there was food in the bird feeder most days.

This is one reason that prompted me to set up a bird feeder. The Succulents in the garden and in pots on the verandah were being eaten by the King Parrots
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Some days there is a line up to get a snack. The most I ever counted was nine King Parrots.20200206_blog challenge_weekly_prompts_bird_feeder3_king parrot
The little house bird feeder I found is big enough for one. 20200206_blog challenge_weekly_prompts_bird_feeder2_king parrot
With a bit of a tilt as a King Parrot flies into the feeder some seed falls to the ground, so while you’re waiting just walk about under the feeder.  The Peaceful Doves also found this a good way of getting food.20200206_blog challenge_weekly_prompts_bird_feeder5_king parrot
OK everyone, I’m finished……everyone? 20200206_blog challenge_weekly_prompts_bird_feeder4_king parrot

PS This is one of the King Parrots who is around the garden a fair bit. He is smaller than the others, I named him Tiny, and doesn’t fly away when I come near. He always let me know when the feeder or bird bath was empty by whistling from the verandah railing. This was a hot day. You can tell by the way he is sitting wings out getting air flow.
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Agapanthus flower

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #23

Last Macro Monday I posted an Agapanthus buds. Todays effort is the flowers.

This is the umbels or cluster. Can you see the tiny Stingless Native Bee?20200706_blog_challenge_macro_monday_agapaanthus_flower
The flower 20200706_blog_challenge_macro_monday_agapaanthus_flower_close
A bonus flower with the Stingless Native Bee20200706_blog_challenge_macro_monday_agapaanthus_flower_bee

Life goes on

Despite the horrid conditions I am living under at the moment, life goes on.
A lack of water for my garden which is slowly dying plant by plant, there is a bright spot among all of this dryness.

The Frangipanni trees are struggling, not their usual wonderful self but are getting their selves together to put on a show of colour. Here is the progress of one tree.
The start of hopeflower_frangipanni_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
Gradually getting to welcome the suns raysfrangipanni_red_buds_named_home_jackadgery_november 2019

The first flower opens
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The flowers and buds of the futureflower_frangipanni_home_jackadgery_dec 2019

Todays blooms
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I should link this to Cee’s FOTD page
Perhaps call it Floral Friday too